About HKDC

Hong Kong Design Centre is a strategic partner of the Hong Kong SAR Government in leveraging the city’s East-meets-West advantage to create value from design.

To achieve our goals we:

  • Cultivate a design culture
  • Bridge stakeholders to opportunities that unleash the value of design
  • Promote excellence in various design disciplines

HKDC’s flagship programmes include Business of Design Week (BODW; since 2002) – Asia’s leading annual event on design, innovation and brands; DFA Awards (DFAA; since 2003) – a well-recognised annual awards that celebrate outstanding designs with Asian perspectives; and Knowledge of Design Week (KODW; since 2006) – an annual thematic programme that gathers the global design community to explore how design can solve complex challenges of our society.


We also manage a Design Incubation Programme and Fashion Incubation Programme (DIP and FIP; since 2012 and 2016) – 2-year programmes to nurture future design and fashion entrepreneurs; and launched Fashion Asia Hong Kong (FAHK; since 2016) – an initiative combining conversations, interactions and cultural exchanges to position the city as an Asian hub for fashion trade and business development.


To foster the public’s understanding of design, we have initiated BODW CityProg (CityProg; since 2018) – a citywide creative business and design/creative clusters activation programme to ignite cross-sector collaboration and citywide happenings during BODW; and Design Spectrum (since 2019) – a public-facing initiative comprising thematic exhibitions and programmes to showcase the works of local and regional industry talent.


With the goal of cultivating a collaborative industry ecosystem with a digital focus, we launched Digital Economy Accelerator (DEA; since 2023) – designed to help local designpreneurs thrive in today’s fast-paced climate. To foster business collaborations and promote Hong Kong design within the Greater Bay Area, we initiated GBA Creative Night (since 2023) – a platform serves as a gathering point for Hong Kong's industry associations to collectively showcase the city's influential design prowess.

Learn more about us at www.hkdesigncentre.org